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Aristotle : The Desire to Understand - Jonathan Lear


The Desire to Understand

Paperback Published: 11th April 1988
ISBN: 9780521347624
Number Of Pages: 342

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This is a philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself started. He introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through all the central Aristotelian texts--selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style that engages the reader with the themes in an active and participatory manner. It will prove a stimulating introduction for all students of Greek philosophy and for a wide range of others interested in Aristotle as a giant figure in Western intellectual history.

"As a general introduction to Aristotle for the intellectually curious, it will not be superseded for years to come. Professionals too will find much to excite and stimulate them; occasionally, too, they may find something to infuriate: but that is all to the good." R.J. Hankinson, ISIS

The desire to understand
Man's nature
Ethics and the organization of desire
Understanding the broad structure of reality
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ISBN: 9780521347624
ISBN-10: 0521347629
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 11th April 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.48

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